Open Access Support 2023/2024
UKRI & Innovate UK Funded Research - Open Access Block Grant
What does it cover?
UKRI articles and conference proceedings submitted after 1 April 2022: all peer reviewed research articles, including reviews and conference papers published in proceedings with an ISSN or platform are within scope.
UKRI includes AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, STFC and Innovate UK.
Articles and conference proceedings:
How do I comply with the funder's open access policy?
Make your article immediately open access via a journal/publishing platform or use a repository for self-archiving.
At acceptance, deposit the accepted manuscript (AAM) in the Research Information System (RIS). Upon first online publication the article document should be released in the repository with a CC-BY licence. We are able to use the version of record (VOR) document where we have paid the publisher for open access or the author accepted manuscript (AAM) for self-archiving using route 2. No publisher embargo is required.
UKRI Compliance Route 1 (gold)
a. Publish in a fully open access journal or platform
We can pay article processing charges (APCs) in open access journals.
Compliance Route 1 (gold)
b. Publish in a subscription journal covered by a 'Transitional Agreement'
Compliance Route 1 (gold)
c. Publish in a subscription journal with 'Transformative Journal' status
UKRI Compliance Route 2 (green)
Publish in a subscription journal and self-archive the author accepted manuscript (AAM) in the repository with a CC-BY licence
'For the purpose of open access, the author has applied a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence to any Author Accepted Manuscript version arising.’
Before you apply for funding:
Check the Swansea University Publisher Open Access Agreements webpage.
These agreements are facilitated financially by the Library to cover the cost of gold open access publication at no direct cost for our UKRI authors.
Journal Checker Tool
Add journal title + Funder name + Swansea University to view journal compliance status
To qualify for funding from the UKRI open access block grant fund:
Acknowledgement of funding should be a sentence with the funding agency written out in full, followed by the grant number in square brackets (if you have one). For example:
‘This work was supported by the Medical Research Council [grant number xxxx]’.
Multiple grant numbers should be separated by comma and space. Where the research was supported by more than one agency, the different agencies should be separated by a semicolon, with “and” before the final funder. For example:
‘This work was supported by the Wellcome Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Arts and Humanities Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council [grant number XXXX]’.